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A 28 year old postpartum woman with right sided chest discomfort: case outcome

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:643
  1. Girish Dwivedi, registrar in cardiology1,
  2. Sajad Ahmed Hayat, registrar in cardiology1,
  3. Andonis G Violaris, consultant cardiologist1,
  4. Roxy Senior, consultant cardiologist (
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ
  1. Correspondence to: R Senior
  • Accepted 25 November 2005

Four weeks ago we described the case of Mrs Patel, a 28 year old postpartum woman with atypical right sided chest pain (18 February BMJ 2006;332: 406. A treadmill exercise test was non-diagnostic but stress echocardiography showed reduced systolic wall thickening (25 February BMJ 2006;332: 471).

Coronary angiography showed she had a critical lesion in the proximal left anterior descending artery with an associated thrombus (fig 1). The circumflex and right coronary artery had plaque disease but no flow limiting …

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